Equal Access Tours


Persons requiring mobility assistance may make reservations
for special docent-led Equal Access Guided Walks.

EA Tour with docent

 

To accommodate visitors who require mobile assistance, the park offers a 2-hour tour for visitors to access the natural preserve and view the elephant seals. Qualified persons include those that require mobility assistance and cannot walk the 3-mile hike on the Año Nuevo Point Trail. An ADA wheelchair accessible van transports visitors to an accessible boardwalk that leads to where the elephant seals may be seen. Each person in need of mobility assistance may bring up to 2 additional people on the tour.

Spring, Summer, Fall Equal Access Tours (April - Nov)

Equal Access Tours take place every other Sunday at 10am and 1pm. Reservations are required and must be made by the Wednesay before the desired date.

 

Reservations

To reserve an Año Nuevo Equal Access Tour fill out our Año Nuevo Equal Access Tour Reservation Form.

A park staff member will return your email to set up the reservation as soon as possible. For questions, call (650) 879-2029.

During April-November, tickets are not purchased, but there is still a day-use parking fee of $10.00. 

Available dates: 

Sunday, April 24

Sunday, May 8

Sunday, May 22

Sunday, June 5

Sunday, June 19

Sunday, July 3

Sunday, July 17

Sunday, July 31

Sunday, August 14

Sunday, August 28

Sunday, September 11

Sunday, September 25

Sunday, October 9

Sunday, October 23

Sunday, November 6

Sunday, November 20

What Should I Bring on the Tour? 

Elephant seal tours are conducted rain or shine. Winter weather can be very cold and windy, even on sunny summer days. 

Rain is frequent and the trail may be muddy with small puddles.

  • Visitors should bring hooded rain gear,a warm jacket, layered clothing, and sturdy walking shoes. 
  • Cameras and binoculars are welcome!
  • For safety reasons, use of umbrellas are not permitted on the tours. 
  • No food is allowed on the tour, but you may picnic in designated areas before or after the guided tour.
  • Pets are not allowed in the park and cannot be left inside parked vehicles in the parking lot.
  • Two guests are allowed with each person qualifying for an EA Guided Tour